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The Future of Cyber Security: 10 Years from Now

In the world of cyber security, there is no such thing as standing still. The threats posed to businesses and individuals online are constantly evolving and so too must our defences against them. In this blog post, we take a look into the future of cyber security to predict what it will look like 10 years from now. We’ll explore how new technologies will be used to protect businesses from hackers and cyber threats and explain how these threats will continue to evolve in the coming years.

Unfortunately, it is safe to say cyber security threats will always continue to be present but with the right tools and technologies in place, we can stay one step ahead of the hackers.

In the next decade, we predict that cyber security will become more proactive than reactive. Currently, most businesses adopt a wait-and-see approach to cyber security, only investing in defences after they have been attacked. However, this is no longer sustainable in the current climate. In the next decade, businesses will need to be more proactive in their approach to cyber security. They will have to anticipate attacks and invest in defences before they happen.

This shift will be driven by a number of factors, including the increasing sophistication of cyber threats, the growing awareness of the importance of cyber security among business leaders and the development of new technologies that make it easier to identify and defend against cyber threats.

What does the future hold for cyber security?

Here are our top predictions for what to expect in the next decade:

Artificial intelligence (AI).
AI will play a bigger role in cyber security. AI can be used to identify patterns and anomalies in data that humans would miss or not be able to see. This will help businesses to spot cyber threats before they happen and prevent them from causing damage.

Blockchain will become more widely used as a way of storing data securely. It is a digital ledger that records transactions in a secure and tamper-proof way. This makes it an ideal solution for storing sensitive data such as financial information or personal data.

The internet of things (IoT).
IoT will continue to grow in popularity and so too will the number of cyber threats that target these devices. IoT devices are often not as well protected as traditional computers, making them an easy target for hackers. Businesses need to be aware of this and put in place measures to protect their IoT devices from cyber attacks.

Quantum computing.
This will become more widely used, making cyber security even more important. Quantum computers are faster and more powerful than traditional computers, making them capable of cracking the most complex encryption algorithms.

Which cyber security threats will still remain?

While cyber security will continue to evolve in the next decade, there are some threats that are likely to remain. These include:

Phishing attacks.
Phishing is a type of cyber attack that involves sending fraudulent emails or messages in an attempt to trick people into revealing sensitive information such as passwords or financial details. This type of attack is likely to remain common in the next decade as it is a relatively low-cost and easy way for hackers to gain access to sensitive information.

Malware is a type of software that is designed to damage or disable computers. It can be used to steal information, delete files, or take control of a victim’s computer. In the next decade, we expect to see more sophisticated forms of malware that are designed to evade detection and cause more damage.

Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts a victim’s files or data and demands a ransom be paid to decrypt them. This type of attack is likely to become more common over the next decade.  Ransomware is a highly effective way for hackers to make money.

Cyber espionage.
Cyber espionage is the act of stealing information or data from another business or organisation to gain a competitive advantage. This type of attack is likely to remain common in the next decade as businesses become more reliant on digital information and data.

Cyber security will become more important than ever before. With the increasing number of cyber threats, businesses will need to invest more in cyber security to protect their data and systems from attack. At Venom IT, we specialise in providing a range of cyber security solutions for businesses to help keep their data safe and secure. Contact us today to find out more about our cyber security services.